Do wood worm bite humans?

No. Woodworms do not bite humans.

Woodworm is a collective term used to describe all wood-boring insects that attack wood and timber.

There are a number of wood boring insects that attack timber in properties in the UK with the most common being the ‘Common Furniture Beetle’ (or to give its official name Anobium Punctatum) that attacks soft wood.

Identifying which woodworm is present through a survey is extremely important as this determines which woodworm treatment is needed to get rid of the woodworm from the property.

Woodworm has a three year life cycle from entering the wood and laying their eggs, to the insect eating away at the wood and eventually leaving the surface via an exit hole. The life cycle of the wood boring beetle is normally always near completion before most property owners are even aware they have a problem.

To learn more about woodworm, visit Timberwise.

Check out these Top Ten Tips for Dealing with Woodworm shared by Peter Cox.

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Tuesday, April 25 2017